Topic: Children’s Health

5 common infections among college students
Dec 2 2014

5 Common Infections Among College Students

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Though young adults finally get to be on their own, away from their parents, they still have to remember to keep themselves healthy when they move to college and spend their days on and around campus. A busy schedule doesn’t always make it easy to venture out for exercise or groceries. Combined with the usual... Read More

Conquer leukemia
Oct 17 2014

Mother joins son’s fight to conquer leukemia

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Cindy Piazza

All any parent ever wants is for his or her child to be happy and healthy. When a little boy or girl is diagnosed with cancer, the news can leave parents feeling angry, sad or in shock. Making the situation even more difficult is the fact that much of the news – the diagnosis, the... Read More

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Specialists can help children with learning disabilities succeed in school.
Oct 2 2014

Do you suspect your child has a learning disability?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

After a month or two of school, you’ve probably developed a routine with your kids. If you help your children with their homework, you also have an idea of what their curriculum looks like and how they should be progressing. Many children have trouble when they’re learning to read and write. If your child is in his or... Read More

The HPV vaccine can help prevent various forms of cancer.
Sep 23 2014

Why is the HPV vaccine important for your adolescent child?

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

About 79 million people in the U.S. are currently infected with HPV. In the long term, this virus increases the risk of several serious diseases, including cancers of the cervix, genitals and throat. Although a series of vaccines will help prevent infection, health experts are worried that immunization rates are too low. Currently, there are... Read More

Children who play outdoors need to be careful to avoid heat-related illnesses.
Jun 17 2014

Heat-related illness: 5 tips for staying safe as temperatures rise

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

The warm summer months are a time for your children to enjoy the outdoors. They may participate in summer camp, off-season athletic training, family hikes or days at the park with their friends. But while the warm weather is inviting, it also increases the risk of heat-related illnesses. Read More

Parents of children who have food allergies need to know how to protect them.
Jun 5 2014

Food allergies and your child: What parents need to know

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted a worrisome trend in the U.S.: the prevalence of food allergies among children 17 years and younger increased from 3.4 percent in 1997 to 5.1 percent in 2011. This prompted Food Allergy Research & Education to call the condition a rising epidemic. It isn’t entirely clear... Read More

There are different treatment options for teens who have anxiety disorders.
May 28 2014

Recognize anxiety disorders in your teen, and learn to help

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimated that, during any given 12-month period, 40 million American adults – or 18 percent of people at least 18 years of age – live with an anxiety disorder. According to the NIMH, 8 percent of young people aged 13 to 18 years have an anxiety disorder. These disorders can... Read More

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complications after surgery
Apr 9 2014

Parents of infants with heart problems seek second opinions

Second Opinion  •  By Miles Varn

One of the most stressful moments in a parent’s life is when you find out that your child has a serious illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 40,000 children are born each year with some form of a congenital heart condition, making it the most common birth defect in the U.S.... Read More

Aug 22 2013

Family health and wellness: Keep your kids active and safe

Family Caregiving  •  By Miles Varn

In addition to a healthy diet, one of the most effective approaches to keeping children and teens healthy is to encourage regular physical activity. For many children, that activity takes the form of organized sports. For others, it means biking, skateboarding, or a pick-up game of street hockey. Now that you have  your children out... Read More